Announced today, SecureConnect has been chosen as a preferred PCI compliance provider of Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop. As the quick-serve sandwich brand quickly expands its presence across the country, the brand is calling on its long-time partnership with SecureConnect to address PCI compliance and provide its customers with the highest degree of data protection.
After securing more than half of their locations with SecureConnect, Capriotti’s believes that the SecureConnect partnership and its proactive approach to PCI and network security is an effective means for franchisees to increase customer satisfaction and loyalty.
“[PCI compliance] is vital for brands that care about the well-being of their customers” Jason Smylie, Chief Information Officer at Capriotti’s said. “While it’s an arduous task getting compliant, it is our duty as merchants to protect sensitive data.”
According to the 2009 Ponemon study “Global Cost of a Data Breach”, malicious attacks are one of the most common and expensive breach types. Capriotti’s has tapped the expertise and resources available through SecureConnect to proactively protect the brand and its franchisees from increasingly aggressive malicious outsiders. Utilizing the SecureConnect solution, Capriotti’s is armed with a comprehensive, all-inclusive approach to its PCI compliance and security needs.
“They take the guesswork out of the process and can get us to compliance the easiest way possible with limited resources” Smylie added.
The customized SecureConnect packages equip Capriotti’s with a fully managed firewall, web filtering and content control, firewall logging and reporting, quarterly internal and external vulnerability scans, online Self-Assessment Questionnaire submission and 24x7x365 proactive monitoring and support along with many other additional features. Also, as a National Account Program member, Capriotti’s also benefits from the ongoing education and training that SecureConnect provides both the corporate team and the franchise community.
Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop is confident that the partnership with SecureConnect will provide the utmost level of protection for its franchise owners and ensure that continued growth is supported by a foundation of network security and best business practices. To learn more about SecureConnect, please visit secureconnect.com
A leading Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) in the United States, SecureConnect (formerly BHI Advanced Internet) is a thriving organization that has experienced double-digit revenue growth for the past five years. With national clients such as Culver’s, Wendy’s, Choice Hotels, Dairy Queen, and Taco John’s, SecureConnect focuses on providing PCI compliance and network security solutions to franchisors and their franchisees in the multi-site retail industry. The company has been nationally recognized for its success as it was named on the 2010 Inc. 5000 list as one of the country’s fastest growing companies. In addition, SecureConnect (secureconnect.com) has established itself locally, ranking as one of the 50 fastest-growing private companies in Minnesota by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal and named by the Star Tribune as one of the top 100 places to work.
About Capriotti’s Sandwich Company
Founded in 1976, Capriotti’s Sandwich Company (capriottis.com) is a multiple award-winning specialty sandwich retailer with more than 65 company-owned and franchise locations in ten states across the U.S. including: Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Iowa, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Utah, Wisconsin and Nevada. With a reputation for gourmet taste, Capriotti’s prides itself on using the freshest ingredients in order to provide customers with a taste of home in every bite. Their signature sandwich, the Bobbie, was voted “The Greatest Sandwich in America” by thousands of readers across the country and reported by AOL.com.